ATCO Wins at 2018 MBI Awards
Recognized by the Modular Building Institute for medical, education and student residence modular projects.
Projects for medical, education and student housing recognized
We're very proud to be recognized by the Modular Building Institute—the leading non-profit trade association aimed at advancing off-site construction excellence—with Awards of Distinction for a few of our recent projects that showed architectural excellence, innovation and sustainability, and cost-effectiveness.
One of those projects is the temporary emergency building for the Montreal Heart Institute. It was awarded 1st place in the Relocatable – Healthcare category at the 2018 MBI Awards for its ability to deliver on highly technical specifications, its short installation time on-site, and the look and feel of the facility. The structure acts as an emergency and external clinic, as well as an administrative office, while the hospital undergoes a four-year expansion project. To illustrate the capabilities of offsite construction, even with relocatable structures, this 42-unit building incorporates numerous safety and highly specialized features that show exemplary innovation.
In Chile, our ATCO-Sabinco partnership project at The University of Santiago, Chile (USACH) received first place in the Permanent – Education category for its design, use of recycled materials, cost effectiveness and minimal impact on surrounding areas. The Recicla building was built from 16 reused shipping containers and reclaimed wood and steel, making it sustainable and cost effective at the same time. The study rooms, classrooms and outdoor area are connected by open-air walkways, and the floor to ceiling double-glazed windows allow for maximum daylight into the classrooms.
We were also recognized with an honourable mention in the Permanent – Commercial Housing category for our Trinity Western University student residence complex. At Trinity Western University, we constructed a 47-unit complex that took less than 4 months to install on-site, and offers students a new and stylish place to live and socialize. Designed with a West Coast esthetic and divided between dual occupancy rooms and apartment style suites, the complex gives new students the chance to meet and interact with other students, senior students addition privacy, and everyone the space and tools they need to develop.
Whether it's in the public or private sector, for temporary or permanent projects, as the need for space becomes greater, we will continue to drive advancement in modular construction to help you address those needs.